There are a huge number of beaches which can easily be reached from Riogordo. From isolated bays and inlets that are only accessible on foot to the city beaches of Malaga town, there is something for everyone. On almost all the beaches there are “Chiringuitos” - small beach restaurants where you can rent loungers and parasols. Here you can luxuriate in soaking up the sun, read and let your soul meander and you will usually be served with drinks and snacks. A lounger usually costs between 3 and 5 euros a day. We’ve chosen only a small selection here to tell you about. For an excellent overview of all the beaches in the region try:
málaga (40 minutes)
Our favourite is the Misericordia beach. It’s at the western end of the harbour and stretches for about 3 kilometres with a really lovely beach promenade. This stretch of beach is predominantly visited by Spanish locals. During the week there are parking places along the side of the beach and at the weekend it is worth getting there a bit earlier!
torre del mar (30 minutes)
Torre del Mar (30 minutes) Torre del Mar also has a beautiful, wide beach promenade. You can park at the side of the beach but we recommend the the large carpark at the western side of the beach. You will also be able to get a parking space here at the weekend. Our favourite place in Torre del Mar is Tanit Beach Club. This chiringuito has loungers to rent, chilled music and great food. In Torre del Mar you will also ﬁnd the region’s largest naturist beach. The naturist campsite at Almayate is also open to day visitors and in addition to this you can leave your car in the supervised car park. You get to this beach by travelling along the N340 coast road westwards from Torre del Mar.
maro (50 minutes)
The beach at Maro lies west of Maro town. We’re talking about a small bay here, which is really excellent for snorkelling. To get to the beach follow the signs from the roundabout on the eastern side of Maro.
la herradura (60 minutes)
The Cantarrijan playa is an amazingly beautiful beach with a picturesque chiringuito (la Barraca). In peak season you have to park your car on the coast road and take the well organised shuttle bus. The bus takes you into the nature reserve where you will ﬁnd this beautiful bay. In taking the bus the crowds of tourists are limited and the bay isn’t overrun, despite the fact that it is still easily accessible. Out of season you can get access straight to the beach by a well maintained road. You can rent kayaks on the beach too. With any luck on the way down to the beach you might even catch sight of some ( chamois) wild mountain goats.